S. Englund and his partners in crime are back with the follow up to the
melancholic "The Inner Circle" from 2004. And once more
they have created another perfect blend between progressive moments and
hard and heavy power metal parts, delivering yet another masterpiece in
I am a huge fan of theirs, and this album was one the most anticipated
on my behalf, and even though this album isn't quite as brilliant as its
predecessor, it's still head and shoulders above most of the competition.
"Monday Morning Apocalypse" is the Evergrey album, which
offers the biggest contrasts - on the one hand, this is the most melodic
and emotional album ever, and on the other hand, this album offers the
hardest and darkest pieces of guitar work, down tuned guitars, that at times almost
have In Flames-like dimensions.
very mature and convincing album, which leaves lot's of room for piano
parts, wonderful crafted choruses - I wish Tom had left a bit more room
for his wife Carina - some very strong guitar leads, some very cool
guitar riffs and off course Tom's wonderful voice, which I think fits
this kind of metal perfectly.
I don't care much for the lyrical side of things, but Tom is one the few
metal vocalists that actually is capable of writing good intelligent
lyrics, that I care to read! And once more he's pouring his heart out,
writing very personal and emotional songs.
you are an Evergrey fan like me, then this should go down very easy with
you as well. I am pretty sure this outstanding album will only help
Evergrey gain more of the recognition I truly believe they deserve - get